first port of call

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

first port of call (plural first ports of call)

  1. (nautical) The first port that a vessel calls in at after the start of a voyage
    After leaving from Southampton, our first port of call will be Gibraltar.
  2. (idiomatic) The first place to go to start a process.
    When you move to a new country, your first port of call is often the local police.
    To find the meaning of a word, your first port of call should be a decent dictionary.
Last modified on 26 August 2013, at 16:30